The Dreamliner demonstrated its long-range capabilities a few days ago, flying nonstop from Seattle's Boeing Field to Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport -- a distance of 7,679 miles (12,358 km).
The 787, the first new airplane type of the 21st century, has garnered more than 800 orders from airlines around the globe. Singapore Airlines has 20 of the higher capacity 787-9s on order.
The Dreamliner is in the midst of a six-month Dream Tour taking it around the world so customers and partners can experience the revolutionary jet first hand. The Dream Tour airplane, test plane ZA003, is outfitted with the 787's special cabin features including a welcoming entryway, dramatically larger dimmable windows, bigger bins and dynamic LED lighting. The airplane is configured with a luxurious business-class cabin, an overhead crew rest compartment and an economy class section.
Aviation enthusiasts can follow the progress of the 787 tour at www.newairplane.com/787/dreamtour.
The Boeing 787, dubbed the "The Dreamliner"
- Is the first passenger airplane made from composite materials on a Southeast Asia on Dream Tour.
- Ability to fly long distance, point-to-point routes appeals to passengers wanting to avoid hub airports